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Fedora LXDE Spin
LXDE Fedora12.png
Developer Christoph Wickert and the Fedora LXDE Special Interest Group
Current Release Fedora 14 LXDE Spin
Latest version Fedora 14
Release date and age May 25, 2010
Frequently updated yes
Programming language C
Platform Linux Operating System
Status active
License GNU General Public License and other Free Licenses
Website spins.fedoraproject.org/lxde

Current Status of LXDE in Fedora

LXDE has been available for Fedora since version 8. In Fedora 10 it became an official feature, and for Fedora 13 a custom LXDE Spin (installable Live CD) was released.Fedora 14 and 15 also had a LXDE Spin. The latest version 16 of Fedora is also available as an LXDE Spin.Download it: http://spins.fedoraproject.org/lxde/.http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/spins/linux/releases/16/Spins/i686/Fedora-16-i686-Live-LXDE.iso

As of December 2010 there was an unresolved bug, first reported to the Red Hat Bugzilla in November 2010, where a warning about an authentication agent appears at login.[1]


Use the Fedora graphical utility "Add/Remove Software", or the command line:

yum install @lxde-desktop

Configuring Login Managers

For GDM, KDM and XDM no manual configuration is needed, /etc/X11/prefdm will automatically start the correct display manager. If you do however wish to specify a certain display manager independent of the desktop environment, you can do so in /etc/sysconfig/desktop:



Just select LXDE from the available sessions listed by the display manager. If you don't see LXDE, restart your gdm or kdm, or reboot.


To make LXDM your default display manager, edit /etc/sysconfig/desktop to read


Please verify the path is correct, older versions of LXDM installed to /usr/bin/lxdm.


In Fedora, slim may be called through a wrapper, slim-dynwm, which determines the available window managers using the freedesktop information and modifies the slim configuration file accordingly, before launching slim. To use SLiM with Fedora, install it and add the following to your /etc/sysconfig/desktop configuration:


To reboot or halt, login in as special username "reboot" or "halt" - using the root password. To get a console prompt use username "console", and to switch sessions use F1, screenshot F11.

Make LXDE the default Desktop

To use LXDE as the default desktop for new users, put the following in your /etc/sysconfig/desktop configuration:




External links

For more information and screenshots visit the Fedora Project Wiki:

  • Bug 657006 - GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1.Error.Failed: An authentication agent already exists for the given subject